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The New Assistive Tech

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

Make Learning Awesome for All!

Product code: EXPEAT

ISBN: 9781564846884

Published: 2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Project-based learning, Personalized learning, Standards

Length: 272 pages

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UDL is not just for students

UDL is not just for students

10/19/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

Use the Universal Design for Learning Framework to better understand yourself as an educator.

Change is never easy. Think about the last time you…

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A teacher helps a student.

There's more to digital equity than devices and bandwidth

10/03/2018

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The past decade has seen a narrowing of the digital divide when it comes to two things: the number of devices in classrooms and the Wi-Fi that transforms these devices into powerful learning tools.

But it’s premature to say the digital playing field has been leveled.…

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All educators should be prepared to incorporate assistive tech

All educators should be prepared to incorporate assistive tech

09/21/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

By age 3, most children are expressing themselves using complex language structures. They’re using hundreds of words, combining words and using prefixes and suffixes to change meanings. These children are also using language to make requests, comment and even protest.

Language…

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TED helps educators tell stories worth sharing

TED helps educators tell stories worth sharing

09/13/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Education leadership

Earlier this year, I received an intriguing email. The subject line read: “ISTE/TED Invitation,” and my attention was immediately piqued. As I read on, I learned that as an ISTE PLN leader, I had been selected to pilot…

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Invite students to co-design their learning environment

Invite students to co-design their learning environment

08/06/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

When you look around your classroom, you may see just the physical aspects: chairs, lights, materials, technology. As we arrange the space, the focus is often on organization of materials,…

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Help students show their learning with these 4 apps

Help students show their learning with these 4 apps

07/02/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Tools

It’s a familiar hunt for educators – finding that one app that’s the magic bullet for teaching a skill or providing practice. It’s a search that’s futile, and one that should be replaced with a new way of thinking. 

Imagine searching instead for tools that allow learners to…

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AT Avengers: Create a superhero team for students with disabilities

AT Avengers: Create a superhero team for students with disabilities

04/18/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

The world needs heroes. Alien invasions lead by those who think themselves gods keep invading the planet in an attempt to enslave or destroy humanity. Those with special abilities come together to defend Earth and all who live here. Each champion uses her or his unique powers to face…

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Use Dungeons & Dragons to engage all students!

Use Dungeons & Dragons to engage all students!

03/14/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Gaming

Groog's dark knuckles turned white as he tightened his grip around the handle of his war hammer. Battle. He could smell it coming. He had followed his compatriots into deadly situations before and they had always been victorious. Would this time be any different?

A kidnapped prince, a…

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5 ways to drive professional learning the UDL way

5 ways to drive professional learning the UDL way

03/06/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, professional learning

Professional development and professional learning are two terms educators hear frequently. But what’s the difference between the two? And why do the different definitions matter?

Professional development (PD) is often defined by someone else, say a school…

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